A Carmel Winters presentation
West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2013
Written and Directed by Carmel Winters
Performed by Kate Stanley Brennan
Running Time: 80mins – no interval
Two years ago Shannon’s teenage son did something that shocked the nation.
Witness is a theatrical tour-de-force from award-winning writer/director Carmel Winters and Kate Stanley Brennan, one of Ireland’s most audacious singing and acting talents. At turns funny and heartbreaking, Witness is a spell-binding portrait of an estranged mother and son who discover themselves in each other…
Two years ago Shannon’s teenage son did something that shocked the nation. She has finally agreed to a public telling of what happened and why. But while the charismatic Karaoke Queen Shannon is telling (and singing) one story, we’re seeing a very different story unfolding onstage as her son Sean relives not just his own history, but also the past his mother denies.
Based in part on Carmel’s award-winning feature film Snap, Witness is a powerful new play about surviving the past and embracing the future. Most of all it’s a play about the true grit of the human spirit – and the courage it takes to love…